Our well educated and highly trained staff directs the company. Our full time, in-house staff includes experts on historical weapons, a research and design team as well as Creative Director Dave DiPietro (formerly with Paramount Studios) and Robin Chaudhuri (formerly with Michigan State University Historical Museum in Arms & Armour). Part-time consultants include: Simon Atherton, Prop Master (Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, Mask of Zorro, Kingdom of Heaven & Gladiator), Joss Skottowe, prop armorer (Die Another Day, Sahara, Quantum of Solace) and Augusto Grassi, prop master (Rome). And we wouldn’t be who we are today without giving proper thanks to our founder Hank Reinhardt, nationally acclaimed expert on edged weapons. He passed away recently and he will be dearly missed.
We understand the hunger for well researched and well made historically accurate and battle worthy weapons for the growing interest from Greek and medieval to the Renaissance and even movies and TV of today. We traveled far and wide armed with the wealth of information that was gathered from various museums, experts and private collections around the world, to scout for sword smiths and manufacturers to give you quality weapons at affordable prices. Our continued association since our inception in 1985 with Windlass Steelcrafts has made us traverse the long road to where we can proudly proclaim our leadership in this arena.
Today we offer an extensive line of products which includes period clothing, jewelry, sculptures and well researched battle worthy edged weapons and armor that you would have been proud to carry in any battle if you could go back in time. Apart from being time tested weapons, these relics of history are excellent conversation pieces that could adorn your den or mantle. Our extensive line of products can arm your castle, adorn M'Lady or M'Lord or you can simply wear them to Faire.
Click here for a list of some of the properties we currently hold, as well as some of the productions we have supplied props for.